One of the great inventions of modern times are tools that perform extraordinary work. Among these tools one will find the skid steer which is used in construction, landscaping, and forestry projects. With their attachments they serve many purposes, and can easily be operated by one person.
A skid steer loader is a machine that is designed to be used for many applications and is a multifunctional machine. Using a variety of attachable tools it can dig earth and place it in a truck, clean roads, grind asphalt, and serve a number of other purposes.
The machine has a unique steering system, which controls the speed and the machine’s movement. It has two arms with a quick coupler mechanism that makes it convenient for fitting any of the many attachments available. This machine, with the attachments, is a good cost cutting measure for any company that is working on a large job.
Among the different attachments for this machine is the grapple. This tool comes in many different varieties especially designed for specific purposes. It, as with other attachments, can be easily connected to the skid steer body with little effort on the part of the operator. Many times this can be done without the operator leaving the cab.
Various grapple models include the V-cutter, tine, skeleton grapple buckets, scrap, root, log, HD/Extreme Duty Brush, and the Industrial Rod. Each of these attachments have specific duties which not only allow work to be completed faster, but neater as well.
The industrial rod grapple, for example, has been found to be especially effective. It comes in 76″ and 84″ sizes and is used for brush and rock removal. A large and durable cage, it filters dirt and deposits it on the ground while retaining large rocks, regardless of shape. This makes it easy to clear an area without worrying about separating dirt and rock at a later location.
Especially effective when the work involves large trees is the rotating skid steer grapple. This piece of equipment was designed specifically for moving trees and allows the operator to lift and see what they are carrying. It is equipped with a cable guide, winch mount, rotor mount, commercial rubber bumper, and a tooth edge plate. This particular piece of equipment can carry up to 8800 pounds. There are other excellent features that can be found in each of the grapples available. They are all designed for specific purposes and are built of the very best materials.